Last of a nine-part series previewing the NFL draft. Today: special teams.
By BOB McGINN
The dawning of the third day of the NFL draft on Saturday will bring into focus the bumper crop of punters and just how many will be selected.
Not since 1999 have four punters been drafted. The last draft with five punters was 1983, and that was in the era of 12 rounds.
Alabama’s JK Scott, Florida’s Johnny Townsend and Texas’ Michael Dickson are the leading lights but Pittsburgh’s Ryan Winslow, Tennessee’s Trevor Daniel and Texas A&M’s Shane Tripucka all have supporters among the league’s s...
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